I would "hire" AL Franken to write some zingers for Obama. There were times during the 'debate' last night when I felt that Romney was reciting a memorized bit of patter.
I agree with you relative to debate prep.
I think we saw an example of each person's work ethic towards a single event last night. Romney is used to selling himself for large business deals...I am sure his debate prep mirrored a couple of decades of merger/acquisition prep..thorough, somewhat succinct, professional and to the point.
Obama comes from a background in which, quite frankly, he is probably the smartest guy in the room in most cases relative to his days as a community activist/organizer. When you are the smartest guy in the room, you don't have to prepare as much and can get away with less detail, organization, etc.
I don't say that as a shot at Obama, although I am sure people will take it as such.
Here is what the Dems will do: 1. identify undecided voters in "your" precinct. know what makes them tick, on an individual basis. Address their issues: sell, sell, sell. 2. get your partisans to the polling place.
I agree with #2 and that will likely happen as the grass roots effort is strong. They better hope for good weather on 11/6.
As to #1, if they have not done this and have not been hammering it...IMO, it is too little too late.